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Media coverage for research into vomiting caterpillars

11 April 2012

Research which found that a type of caterpillar which defends itself by regurgitating on its predators is less likely to do so when in groups than alone, was covered in the 'Weird & Wild' section of National Geographic.

A new study which found that the caterpillar of the large white butterfly ( Pieris brassicae) is less likely to defend itself by vomiting on predators when in groups than when alone, was covered by National Geographic, The Financial and This is Bristol.

The research, carried out by Dr Andrew Higginson in the School of Biological Sciences with colleagues at the University of Liverpool, was published in Ecology Letters.

Full press release: Vomiting caterpillars weigh up costs and benefits of group living


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